The natural law is an essential pillar in a Christian ethic that hopes to be faithful to the gospel in its public witness.
Andrew T. Walker
To lament the decline of cultural Christianity is to lament not simply the loss of a Christian consensus, but the loss of the social capital born of common grace that secular society was borrowing from.
Religious liberty implies a recognition that individuals make conscientious decisions to participate in group associations that have different requirements and different callings than the rest of society and the state. In my view, these truths lead one inside the walls of a Baptist church.
The heroism and valor we see in those serving COVID-19 victims isn’t illusory. The moral response to encountering heroism and valor testifies to the reality of these virtues, grounded ultimately in God.
Do we sacrifice the economy to save human lives or do we sacrifice human lives to save the economy?
Many Christian leaders have been warning for some time that the issue of Christianity’s sexual ethic is going to be a dividing line — that it would be a Reformation-like moment that would lead to dividing denominations, tearing asunder friendships and unity in its wake. That is no longer speculative.
Churches need to understand the ethical demands of the gospel, which means carefully triaging ethical essentials from non-essentials.